Latest News 11/2012

Survival gene may be key to controlling HIV and hepatitis

A newly discovered gene that is essential for embryo survival could also hold the key to treating and potentially controlling chronic infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis.

The gene, called Arih2, is fundamental to the function of the immune system – making critical decisions about...

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Burnet Prize awarded for cell signalling discoveries

Structural biologist Dr Jeff Babon has won the 2012 Burnet Prize for his work on cell signalling proteins in the blood system.

The proteins, called suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS) proteins, are important for blood system maintenance and regulating the immune response. They could also play...

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Institute continues pioneering medical research with $185M redevelopment

Australia’s oldest medical research institute, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, will today unveil its new state-of-the-art $185 million research facility, expanding its capacity to deliver life-saving research.

The facility will be opened at 12pm by the Premier of Victoria, Mr Ted Baillieu; the...

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